Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. But at heart, he’s a troublemaker who challenges the government — often done with a wink, but not without serious risk to his own freedom and personal safety.
Whitney Young was one of the most powerful, controversial, and largely forgotten leaders of the civil rights movement, who took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government.
There is an ongoing culture war raging in Texas, and it is a tempest in a textbook. The state’s Board of Education has been engaged in a pitched, years-long battle over what belongs in public school textbooks.
If you’ve seen Pee-wee’s Playhouse, you’re already familiar with the off-kilter sensibility of artist Wayne White, an iconic auteur of the weird, the silly, and the joyfully absurd who flatly refuses to grow up.
Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time to attend the Barefoot College in India where she and other rural women from the developing world will learn to become solar energy engineers.
Macky Alston's poignant film follows a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner, Mark. Love Free or Die examines church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity.
In the wake of a recession that has hit Janesville, Wisconsin particularly hard, the town and its residents struggle to redefine themselves. From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown at the state capitol, this film traces the impact of the economic crisis.
This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Power, strength, beauty, and health are explored in this profile of Cheryl Haworth, a formidable figure who struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.
When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.
Sergeant Nathan Harris led a company of Marines in Southern Afghanistan against a Taliban stronghold. But while war against a ghostlike enemy is unpredictable and frustrating, coming home can be the most unsettling journey of all.
JR, Charlene, and Robert are half American; they are among the many children born to U.S. servicemen who were stationed in military bases in the Philippines until in 1992. Their stories illuminate the limbo of a generation of Filipino Amerasians.
When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle.
Summer Pasture is the unique love story of Locho and Yama, a young nomadic couple living with their infant daughter in the high grasslands of Tibet faced with a difficult choice as their way of life begins to give way to the modern world.